Russia accused of ‘kidnapping’ Ukraine nuclear power plant

Russia accused of ‘kidnapping’ Ukraine nuclear power plant

Kyiv, Ukraine — Ukraine’s nuclear power supplier accused Russia on Saturday of “kidnapping” the head of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, a facility now occupied by Russian forces and located in a region of Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin has relocated to illegally annex . Russian troops seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear … Read more

Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukrainian regions

Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukrainian regions

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia bombarded Ukrainian cities with rockets, missiles and suicide drones, with one attack reportedly killing 25 people, as it moved Friday to fold more seized Ukrainian territory into Russia itself and under the protection of its nuclear umbrella, leaving an internationally convict dangerous new phase of the seven-month war. But even as … Read more

In a small German town, nobody cares about the energy bill

In a small German town, nobody cares about the energy bill

FELDHEIM, Germany — Europeans are opening their energy bills with trepidation these days, bracing for hefty price hikes as utilities pass on the rising costs of natural gas, oil and electricity linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Many are trying to save by turning down the heating and turning off the lights this winter. Not … Read more

Kremlin prepares to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Kremlin prepares to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia will formally annex parts of Ukraine where divorce referendums have been approved on Friday, the Kremlin spokesman said, confirming expectations of Ukrainian and Western officials who have labeled the Moscow-controlled votes as illegal, forced and manipulated. Four regions of Ukraine — Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia — will be merged into … Read more

Biden tries to win over Pacific Island leaders on summit

Biden tries to win over Pacific Island leaders on summit

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host Pacific Island leaders for a two-day summit as the US looks to counter China’s military and economic influence in the region. Pacific Island leaders, meanwhile, see an even more pressing problem: climate change. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken planned to kick off the summit with lunch … Read more

Millions of Americans Will Save on Medicare Costs Next Year

Millions of Americans Will Save on Medicare Costs Next Year

Washington — For the first time in a decade, Americans will pay less in monthly premiums next year for Medicare’s Part B plan, which covers routine doctor visits and other outpatient care. The rare 3% drop in monthly premiums — a $5.20 savings for most — comes after millions of Medicare beneficiaries experienced a difficult … Read more

Patrol Spots Chinese, Russian Navy Ships Off Alaska Island

Patrol Spots Chinese, Russian Navy Ships Off Alaska Island

ANCHORING, Alaska — A US Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea encountered a guided-missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out that the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island on September 19. Two other Chinese naval vessels and … Read more

Pink Floyd founder cancels concerts in Poland after war remarks

Pink Floyd founder cancels concerts in Poland after war remarks

Warsaw, Poland — Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled planned concerts in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine, Polish media reported on Saturday. An official at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was due to give two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place. “The … Read more

Pink Floyd founder cancels concerts in Poland after war remarks

Pink Floyd founder cancels concerts in Poland after war remarks

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled planned concerts in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine, Polish media reported Saturday. An official at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was due to give two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place. “The … Read more

Judge rejects judicial offer to end sugar merger

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WASHINGTON — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department’s offer to prevent a major US sugar maker from taking over its rival, paving the way for the takeover. The ruling, handed down Friday by a federal judge in Wilmington, Delaware, comes months after the Justice Department filed suit to try to shut down the … Read more